I’ve been dead curious about how mineral makeup are made, and when Theresa Carbonell of Babydoll Minerals offered mineral makeup classes, I registered right there and then to see mineral makeup made realtime.
I was greeted by two cheerful faces as I was first to arrive at their seminar area – a warm-hearted Theresa, whom I thought was older than me and turned out just my age ( See! We are Young! Haha! ) , and Mitzie, a very charismatic and charming business parter of Theresa’s who is also an Image Consultant. Theresa’s very passionate with her craft, alright, she started tinkering with spa ingredients since age of 16, and started up a company Kai Personal Care Collection which was bought by a company that does sub-contracting cosmetics and other beauty products. Right now, she’s busy with her Babydoll Mineral Cosmetics, developing new products to introduce to the market, and she also extends her talent and knowledge to those whoare interested to make mineral cosmetics, or even formulate their own line in the future.
The workshop was cool. First, she discussed what mineral makeup is, discussed the basic ingredients, and demonstrated how to make them! I got to see ingredients put together in a coffee grinder to make really good bases, formulating colors that match our skin tone for foundation, and the most exciting part – making eyeshadow and blush! I just love the colors, and the shimmers!
Overall, she gave a good background on what mineral makeup is, its basic ingredients, and some tips and tricks on how to make good mineral makeup products. I’m impressed on how knowledgeable she is, and how helpful she is when it comes to our questions, and she also offered raw ingredients for sale considering the dearth of mineral makeup ingredients here in our country. I could say I gained extra knowledge, as I have already read the Mineral Makeup Secrets, Revealed! book by Coastalscents (a must buy!) , which is an outstanding book that helps understand more mineral makeup, and formulate makeup, too!
If you are interested in making mineral makeup, you might want to check out the following sites :
Monave offers mineral makeup classes in the United States, but if you are far away from the country of Mineral Makeup, you can make do with Deb’s mineral makeup kits – she has foundation, and color kits that you’ll surely love. After all, I’m personally smitten with Monave foundation (the concealer formula’s FAB! ), it would be such a great thing to learn from a great mineral makeup formulator.
Oh my god. check out their Mineral Makeup Kit. It’s huge!!! If you have read the book, you will surely love the kit as well. You can buy the kit by clicking here. Kathy and Steve, the dynamic tandem offer really good prices for the raw ingredients that you’ll surely love the experience of mineral makeup more everyday!
The Conservatorie offers really unique formulations of mineral makeup, that is far from basic. The formulas are more advanced and delves on more ingredients, if you are really interested in going professional.
Kaila’s mineral makeup classes have been such a hit in the United States that people who can’t make it bought her kit, andstarted businesses of their own as well! Her kit is very good- a wide assortment of materials that you have a choice on what to include in your formulations, or not.
If you’re interested in taking making mineral makeup to the next level, the site is for you. They provide huge huge kits that would help you get started!